Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

Afghan Government Fees May Cost US Hundreds of Millions

[Translate] Afghan Government Fees May Cost US Hundreds of Millions Today, SIGAR released an alert letter that follows up on SIGAR’s audit that identified nearly $1 billion in business taxes and penalties imposed by the Afghan government on contractors supporting … Continue reading

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Barrett Brown’s Revelations Every Bit As Explosive As Edward Snowden’s

[Translate] Barrett Brown’s Revelations Every Bit As Explosive As Edward Snowden’s By Arun Gupta, Guardian UK 28 June 13 Brown is not a household name like Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning. But after helping expose a dirty tricks plot, he … Continue reading

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H.R.2606: To establish the United States Office for Contingency Operations

[Translate] Bill Summary & Status 113th Congress (2013 – 2014) H.R.2606 H.R.2606 Latest Title: To establish the United States Office for Contingency Operations, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Stockman, Steve [TX-36] (introduced 6/28/2013)      Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 6/28/2013 … Continue reading

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With Contractors Under Fire, One Exec Questions DoD Leaders

[Translate] With Contractors Under Fire, One Exec Questions DoD Leaders Jacobs: Pentagon Brass Must Be ‘More Visionary’ Jun. 28, 2013 – 12:43PM   By JOHN T. BENNETT    WASHINGTON — At a time when contractors are under fire, several private-sector … Continue reading

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Snowden fallout comes at bad time for private equity

[Translate] Snowden fallout comes at bad time for private equity Mon Jul 1, 2013 6:59am EDT * Booz Allen’s revenue and earnings grew under Carlyle * Carlyle’s peers seen overpaying for companies in 2007-11 * PE-backed government contractors face tough … Continue reading

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New whistleblower protections take effect for federal contractors

[Translate] New whistleblower protections take effect for federal contractors Monday – 7/1/2013, 5:17am EDT By Jared Serbu Margie Garrison, DoD’s deputy inspector general, discusses the new whistleblower protections with Jared Serbu. Download mp3 Effective Monday, whistleblower protections for federal contractors … Continue reading

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The Cyber-Intelligence Complex and Its Useful Idiots

[Translate] The Cyber-Intelligence Complex and Its Useful Idiots By Barrett Brown, Guardian UK 01 July 13 Those who tell us to trust the US’s secret, privatised surveillance schemes should recall the criminality of J Edgar Hoover’s FBI.   t’s a … Continue reading

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